Some may choose to say what they will about this.. But, we have had a HUGE uptick in orders from our customers since 11/7/12 (more over, beginning of Nov). I just went through a booking report and we have not seen bookings like this since late 2010 (Aug ~ Nov). I am not saying it is because Obama was elected, however it falls in line with what I was both being told and gathering, that business were really waiting until after the election to do anything. Not only that but all of the sales associates are overwhelmed by RFQ (long format bids, some with projection EAU to late 2013). Out customers are mostly medical, military, aviation and industrial. Most of them do not deal in retail (xmas boom). The PMI is aleady at 51.7 (growth), I am predicting that the PMI will be around 53 ~ 54 by the end of Dec and probably higher by the end of Q1 2013. As always I could be wrong, but the indicators match with previous numbers and estimates of the same levels. Just figured I would share.